Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

March 19
ALEXANDRIA

No cases were reported recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. The shelter is open from 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774. The league’s Web site is www.alexandriaanimals.org .

ARLINGTON

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to the county. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-9241 or go to www.awla.org.

Down the drain: N. Fourth St., 400 block, March 8. Responding to a call about a runaway Chihuahua, an animal control officer came upon the owners looking for their dog. Searching together, they could not find the animal. The officer called the person who reported the Chihuahua running loose and found out that the dog had fallen into a storm drain. The owners pried open a manhole cover and rescued their dog.

Uninvited guest: S. 36th St., 4300 block, March 9. Animal control captured a squirrel inside a home and released it outdoors.

On the wing: N. Ohio St., 3500 block, March 10. An animal control officer captured a cardinal that was trapped inside a garage and released it outside.

19th annual Walk for the Animals: Registration is open for a three-mile walk or a one-mile stroll at 10:30 a.m. May 10 at Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St., Arlington County. www.awla.kintera.org/Walk2014.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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